2015 Paris School Panther Prowl postponed until Oct. 17 due to search for Obregon

The ongoing search for homicide suspect Andrew Obregon has caused Paris School to postpone its annual Panther Prowl fundraiser and community event.

District administrator Roger Gahart made the announcement Friday. Here is the full text of the announcement:

In light of the fact that our Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department remains engaged in the search for Andrew Obregon, and in keeping with our continued efforts to ensure the safety of all students and staff at Paris School, the 10th Annual Paris Panther Prowl which was scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2015, is postponed to Saturday, October 17, 2015. The Panther Prowl is much more than a fundraiser for the Paris School Organization; it is an annual family and community event that is a joyful celebration of our fantastic students, families, and staff here at Paris School. We want all in attendance to relax and enjoy themselves while here at the Prowl and feel that this postponement of the event will better accommodate our community celebration. Paris School thanks our local law enforcement officials for their continued efforts with this matter and will keep them in our thoughts and prayers as a quick and peaceful resolution is sought. It is with great enthusiasm that we look forward to our best Panther Prowl yet on Saturday, October 17, 2015! — Roger Gahart, District Administrator.

An update on the case issued by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Friday morning said the search for Obregon continues. Obregon is a suspect in the homicide of Tywon Anderson, 37, of Kenosha, found dead in a Paris farm field on Sept. 26.

The Sheriff’s Department has been searching intensely for Obregon since Oct. 2, when he led deputies on a 100-mph plus chase through Paris and across the Racine County Line.

Saturday night Obregon is believed to have broken into a Bristol convenience store and robbed another convenience store near I-94 and Highway 50, Beth said. Deputies pursued him, but Obregon crashed and abandoned a vehicle he was driving and stole another vehicle about a mile away and eluded efforts to catch him again.

Another chase took place on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning started after a Racine County deputy spotted the fugitive in Racine County, Beth said. Obregon, driving a Dodge Ram white dual rear wheel pick-up fled to Brighton and eventually lost deputies in cornfields there. The Sheriff’s Department has reported no confirmed sightings or pursuits of Obregon since then.

All this week, Paris, Brighton and Bristol schools have had uniformed deputies during arrival and dismissal and have been observing soft lock downs for recess.


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